Eighty-One Nights (Beautiful Illusions Duet #1) by Georgia Cates
Release Date: April 9th
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Beautiful, penniless American girl meets handsome, wealthy Scotsman.
Sounds like the beginning of a fairy-tale romance?
This story begins with a contract.
And an exchange of money.
A lot of money.
An angel perches nervously on one shoulder.
A devil lounges smugly on my other.
And even that dark little bastard is leery of what I’m doing.
Maxwell Hutcheson wants the girlfriend experience.
All of it.
And I’m going to give it to him.
I’m not supposed to enjoy being his whore.
I’m also not supposed to fall in love with him.
But I do. Both.
When our contract expires, I will walk away.
Because I have to.
But he’ll always have a piece of me.
I’ll mask my sorrow with a smile.
I’ll hide my love with indifference
… all while it’s killing me softly.
A fairy-tale romance.
It isn’t mine to have.
And this man I’ve come to love so dearly isn’t my happily ever after.
About Eighty-One Nights:
While the characters from Eighty-One Nights are entirely new, their storyline is a combination of fresh material and carefully selected themes, scenes, and settings from The Beauty Series, The Sin Trilogy, Dear Agony, and Indulge. This is intentional. I chose some of my favorite elements from previous releases and interjected them into Hutch and Lou’s story. Let’s call it a “story fusion” between our old favorites and new material. This work was briefly released under a pen name and was titled The Girlfriend Experience.
“No one gets to call you a whore.”
He stops eating and looks at me. “I’d never degrade you by calling you a whore.”
“Not a whore. Your whore. There’s a difference.”
I can almost see the wheels turning in Hutch’s head. “You’re my whore?”
“Yes. Only yours.”
“My whore.” He grins. “I don’t think that I’m supposed to like that, but I do.”
“And I don’t think I’m supposed to like being your whore, but I do. Very much.”
He reaches out for my hand and brings it to his mouth, kissing it. “You never cease to amaze me.”
“Dirty talk. Never underestimate the power of it.”
This book was released as basically the “Best Of Georgia Cates” where she pulled her favorite pieces of her different books and series and pulled them together into one book. I was skeptical. Unsure how she would be able to pull this off. But she did! What she gave us was a sweet, angsty, sexy story. The story focuses on Cait (Lou) and Max (Hutch) who enter into an arrangement for the “Girlfriend experience”. Hutch is not in a position for a relationship but wants companionship and Lou needs money to pay for her college since her father cut her off. Enter Inamorata, an agency that puts people like Cait and Max together. Knowing their relationship has an expiration date – 81 nights – they make the most of it, in secret, of course, because Hutch’s dead wife’s family is horrible to him. I won’t go into too much detail, because I don’t do that. But I will say there is a cliff-hanger, but luckily the second book comes out very soon!
I have loved every book Georgia Cates has written and this was no exception.
About the Author:
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.
When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.
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